James Glessing Biography
James Glessing and his wife Jane Lazell split up in 2015 when he accused her of cheating on him 30 years ago, despite her taking a polygraph test in a bid to convince him of her innocence. He moved out of his £1million home and into a pigsty after a bitter breakup has lost a court fight over the family home.
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James Glessing Age
James Glessing is 63 years old.
James Glessing Married with Jane Lazell
The couple, who were together for 37 years, subsequently went to war in court over the future of their smallholding in Upminster, which they had built up over 25 years of striving at different businesses.
James Glessing Brake Down
After the relationship broke down in 2015, Mr. Glessing ended up living in a converted pigsty on their land, Central London County Court heard.
He claimed he hit rock bottom after his ex bundled his clothes outside the back door of their home and gave him his marching orders in 2016.
However, she flatly denied excluding him from the family house, insisting that he still holds a key and chose to move into the sty of his own accord.
James Glessing Moved Out from his Family Home
Now a judge has turned down Mr Glessing’s attempt to claim cash from his ex for the time he spent living in the pigsty, along with his bid to carve off a slice of their land for himself.
The court heard that Mr. Glessing and Ms. Lazell had already been together for 22 years when they built a home 15 years ago on their three-acre plot in Essex, which is now worth £1million.
They raised two children at the smallholding, which comprises a house, outbuildings and a farmyard which Mr Glessing said is ‘one of the prettiest places in England’.
They sold free range eggs from their land, raised pigs and had an e-cigarette business before Mr Glessing moved onto selling noodles and cleaning products.
James Glessing Home
‘It’s got trees around it and you can’t see it from the lane. Some of the oak trees there are 750 years old,’ he told Judge Richard Roberts.
‘I don’t even like calling it a yard, it’s a lovely place.’
He asked the judge to grant him the right to carve off the farmyard and buy it for himself before the rest of the property is sold.
And he also brought a claim for occupational rent against his ex in relation to the time he says he was ‘excluded’ from the family home by her.
But Ms Lazell denied kicking him out and insisted he moved into the pigsty of his own free will.
‘He was never kicked out of the house, he chose to go. He was not kicked out of the family home and he still has a key,’ said Ms Lazell.
She said her ex initially moved into a portacabin complete with shower, which was ‘quite cosy for one person’.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- James Glessing, 63, and his partner of 37 years Jane Lazell split up in 2015
- The couple went to war over the future of their property in Upminster, Essex
- Mr. Glessing moved into a converted pigsty on their land, a court was told
- A judge turned down Mr. Glessing’s attempt to claim cash from his ex for the time he spent living in the pigsty, along with his bid to carve off a slice of their land